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Reparations Task Force Agrees It Needs the Ideas, Input of Black Californians
July 22, 2021
Regions in the southern, northern, and central part of the state (where many Black farmers reside) should be involved in the process, said Grills. The “listening sessions would go beyond” formal task force meetings and would not infringe upon scheduled discussions, Grills added. ... read more »
Acclaimed Actor Viola Davis Will be the Featured Speaker at LMU Commencement at SoFi Stadium
July 1, 2021
Davis garnered Critics Choice, Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA, and an Academy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Fences” for Paramount Pictures. She also starred with Denzel Washington in the 2010 revival of the play on Broadway. Her performance earned her a Tony Award, as well as the Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Drama Desk Award. ... read more »
Retired LAUSD Teacher Tennell Marks 100th Birthday
May 27, 2021
A retired Los Angeles Unified School District teacher, Tennell gathered with family and friends to mark ten decades of living. Sharing the secret behind her long life, she said, “No smoking or drinking and having a laugh in life!” ... read more »
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LMU Names Robbie Williams Chief of Public Safety
April 29, 2021
Loyola Marymount University has named Robbie Williams as chief of Public Safety to lead a multifaceted, 24/7/365 operation, that includes patrols, investigations, and dispatch. Chief Williams will be responsible for the physical safety and security of LMU’s campuses, students, employees, and visitors. ... read more »
Chandler-Cole Tapped to Lead CASA of Los Angeles
April 29, 2021
Children in L.A. County’s foster care system have a passionate booster in Charity Chandler-Cole.  As the new chief executive officer of CASA of Los Angeles, she is fully committed to being a champion for youth and recruiting others to join the cause. ... read more »
LMU’s Cheryl Tawede Grills, Ph.D., Named President’s Professor
March 18, 2021
Cheryl Grills, professor of psychology and director of the Psychology Applied Research Center at Loyola Marymount University, has been appointed President’s Professor in the LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. The title is the highest honor for faculty at the university. ... read more »
High Offense Gives USC a 85-55 Win over LMU
November 27, 2020
The Women of Troy started their season on a high note with an 85-55 win over the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Lions. USC shot at 46.3 percent and capitalized off of 20 LMU turnovers. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Keynotes California Statewide Black Graduation
June 25, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) served as the virtual keynote speaker for more than 2,500 African American graduates from 24 colleges across the state of California on Friday, June 19. The virtual graduation was organized by students and one of the founders of Brunch 2 Bomb, Adrienne Reed, as a salute to Black graduates in the Class of 2020 who were not able to have traditional graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
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LMU Unveils Statue of Basketball Great, Hank Gathers
March 5, 2020
While Gathers’ basketball prowess was unmistakable, his energy and charisma were infectious, as evidenced by Saturday’s sizeable crowd. The unveiling coincided with LMU’s Family Weekend, it’s celebration of Black History Month, and its commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the 1989-1990 Men’s Basketball Team, which advanced to the Elite Eight of the 1990 NCAA Division I Men’s Tournament. ... read more »
PBS NewsHour and Politico host final Democratic debate of 2019
December 26, 2019
Loyola Marymount University transformed into the venue of the sixth and final democratic debate of 2019 Thursday evening. ... read more »
No. 11 UCLA women cruise past Loyola Marymount 74-52
November 14, 2019
Lindsey Corsaro scored 18 points, Lauryn Miller had a double-double and No. 11 UCLA defeated Loyola Marymount 74-52 on Saturday. ... read more »
Loyola Marymount University’s TLC Program Strives for Black Excellence
August 29, 2019
Program participants articulated a great deal of confidence, excitement, and overall gratitude regarding their experience. ... read more »
Youth Basketball Clinic Furthers Legacy of Late Prep Star
August 1, 2019
Local youth got a chance to learn basketball fundamentals in the #RyseUpNow Youth Basketball Clinic, the Ryse Williams Charitable Foundation created the event to further the legacy of a stand out athlete in which the foundation is named after. ... read more »
L.A. Based Poet Shares Inspiring Story in, ‘Black Indian: A Memoir’
July 25, 2019
After a childhood of family secrets and a lost heritage, Shonda Buchanan set out to find the truth about her Black and American Indian ancestors. Buchanan’s research begins in Kalamazoo, Michigan and takes her through Virginia and North Carolina, where she interviewed family members, read old family diaries, and studied public records. ... read more »
As The 65th Anniversary of Brown v. Board Of Education Passes Researcher Believe The Journey Is Just Beginning
June 7, 2019
May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court held that segregated education was “inherently unequal” and would only create further problems. This decision was followed by more rulings in favor of ending segregation, with great hope for a future of equal schooling for children of all races. However, today, many believe there is no reason to celebrate such a historic moment in the history of America’s civil rights. ... read more »
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